Andrea Stewart-Cousins en Dream Act dies in New York State Senate <p></p><p>The Dream Act is dead for now in New York state, after the state Senate voted down the measure that would have granted college tuition aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 30 to 29 vote defeating the Dream Act left leaders of rival Democratic factions pointing fingers.</p><p>Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein , who is in a ruling coalition with the Republicans, says he’s disappointed that two Democrats joined the GOP to vote no on the bill to allow tuition aid for children of undocumented immigrants.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:16:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52867 at Dream Act dies in New York State Senate State Senate ruling coalition gains a new member <p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:05:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51967 at State Senate coalition leaders disagree over abortion rights <p>State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says he’s strongly opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act, saying it would lead to too many late-term abortions. Pro-choice lawmakers and advocates say they disagree with the senator’s interpretation. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:25:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 32588 at State Senate coalition passes first test <p>The experimental governing coalition in the New York State Senate passed its first test, on the first full day of session, when senators approved a sweeping gun control package urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:10:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 31948 at